Small Business Friendly Program

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Bundaberg Regional Council has joined the Queensland Small Business Program.

Small businesses are at the heart of the Bundaberg Region economy and community. They create jobs, grow local economies and provide essential goods and services.

Council already runs a number of programs to support small businesses - Bundaberg Jobs Commitment, Bundaberg Region ECO Certification and regulatory and compliance support services - but we would like to do more.

As part of the Small Business Friendly Program, Council will commit to the following:

  • We agree to be small business friendly
  • We will actively communicate and engage with small businesses.
  • We will raise the profile and capability of small businesses.
  • We will promote and showcase small businesses.
  • We will develop and promote place-based programs for small businesses.
  • We will simplify administration and regulation for small business (red tape reduction)
  • We will ensure fair procurement and prompt payment terms for small businesses.
  • We will support small business resilience and recovery
  • We will measure and report on our performances.

Small Business Friendly Program is a Queensland Small Business Commissioner program.


Small Business Survey

Bundaberg Regional Council is surveying small businesses in the Bundaberg region as part of our Small Business Friendly Council Program.

Please note: the survey should take around 3 minutes to complete (depending on complexity of your answers).



Bundaberg Regional Council has joined the Queensland Small Business Program.

Small businesses are at the heart of the Bundaberg Region economy and community. They create jobs, grow local economies and provide essential goods and services.

Council already runs a number of programs to support small businesses - Bundaberg Jobs Commitment, Bundaberg Region ECO Certification and regulatory and compliance support services - but we would like to do more.

As part of the Small Business Friendly Program, Council will commit to the following:

  • We agree to be small business friendly
  • We will actively communicate and engage with small businesses.
  • We will raise the profile and capability of small businesses.
  • We will promote and showcase small businesses.
  • We will develop and promote place-based programs for small businesses.
  • We will simplify administration and regulation for small business (red tape reduction)
  • We will ensure fair procurement and prompt payment terms for small businesses.
  • We will support small business resilience and recovery
  • We will measure and report on our performances.

Small Business Friendly Program is a Queensland Small Business Commissioner program.


Small Business Survey

Bundaberg Regional Council is surveying small businesses in the Bundaberg region as part of our Small Business Friendly Council Program.

Please note: the survey should take around 3 minutes to complete (depending on complexity of your answers).




  • Join us for the State of the Regions: Business Forum on Thursday 16th May 2024 (7am - 8am) at the Bundaberg Mulitplex Sport and Convention Centre, as part of Small Business Month.


    Guest speakers include:

    • Minister Lance McCallum from the Department Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT( who will be providing information to Bundaberg Region small businesses about the services and programs Business Queensland offer.   
    • Katrina Paterson from .id who will present the State of the Regions report regarding economic trends and data and provide a snapshot of what that data means for the Bundaberg region.
    • Brooke Fossey, Director, Queensland AI Hub – Bundaberg Chapter
    • Tim Sayre, President, Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce

    The Business Forum will include a complimentary breakfast, thanks to the generous support of DESBT.  Numbers will be capped at 100 and will be allocated on a "first in, first served" basis.

    Please let us know names of those attending and any dietary requirements by filling out this form.

    The State of the Regions Business Forum is being held in conjunction with our local Chambers of Commerce and supported by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.



    Council is collecting your personal information (e.g. name, address, phone number etc.) which will be used for the purposes of collection RSVP details for the Business Forum. This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009. 

    Visit bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for more information. 

    Any questions regarding this survey can be directed to Council's Community Engagement team at engagement@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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  • Bundaberg Regional Council is surveying small businesses in the Bundaberg region as part of our Small Business Friendly Council Program.

    Please note: the survey should take around 3 minutes to complete (depending on complexity of your answers).

    Council is collecting your business and personal information, along with other views and experiences, to help develop a Small Business Friendly Action Plan for the Bundaberg region.

    This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009.  Please visit bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for more information. 

    Any questions regarding this survey can be directed to Council's Community Engagement team at engagement@bundaberg.qld.gov.au 

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  • Bundaberg Regional Council is conducting a survey of businesses and organisations that have staff, colleagues or consultants visit the Bundaberg Region.

    The main component of the survey covers accommodation in Bundaberg CBD, Bundaberg greater CBD, Bundaberg suburbs (excludes coastal areas).

    Council is collecting your personal information (e.g. name, address, phone number etc.) which will be used for the purposes of seeking feedback on use of accommodation in the Bundaberg CBD and surrounds. This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009.  Visit bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for more information. 

    Any questions regarding this survey can be directed to Council's Community Engagement team at engagement@bundaberg.qld.gov.au


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    To acknowledge the work that Guy Leech is doing, dedicating his life to heart health and saving lives, Bundaberg Regional Council will be donating a defibrillator from Guy's company Heart 180, the number one distributor of defibrillators in Australia, supplying thousands of these life-saving devices to the community.

    This will be open to all not-for-profit organisations. Please read the Terms and Conditions and complete the form for the chance to win the Heart 180  Defibrillator

    Terms and Conditions

    • This competition is run by Bundaberg Regional Council (Council). 
    • By entering this competition, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. A failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions will render any entry invalid and an entrant will be ineligible to claim the prize. 
    • The competition is open from Tuesday 25 July 2023 to Friday 25 August, 2023.
    • The winner will be drawn on Monday 28 August 2023 at Council’s office at 190 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670.
    • To be eligible for the prize, entrants must:
      1. submit a story of up to 50 words on why they need a defibrillator for their organisation; and 
      2. be a not-for-profit organisation or registered charity operating in the Bundaberg Region (proof of address required). 
    • The winner will be chosen from entries submitted and judged by a panel. Council’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
    • The prize winner will be notified by email (as supplied in the form) on the same day. 
    • For-profit groups, government agencies, Council employees and Councillors are ineligible to win the prize. 
    • Prize includes a Heart 180 Defibrillator valued at up to $1495. 
    • Prize is not transferrable nor redeemable for cash. 
    • Council accepts no responsibility for and you agree to indemnify and release Council against any loss or damage howsoever arising (including negligence), to a person or property, arising out of or in connection with the competition including (but not limited to) erroneous late or misdirected entries, errors, delay or malfunction of Council’s website and any implications of winning the prize. 
    • Council reserves the right to cancel or terminate the competition if, for any reason, the integrity of the competition or its fairness or security is compromised. 
    • Images or recordings uploaded may be used, published or reproduced by Council, its agents and in any form (in whole or part) and by any medium, including but not limited to websites and social media.
    • Council will not make any payment, royalty or other consideration (monetary or otherwise) in relation to the provided images and recordings in connection with this competition.  
    • Council may vary these Terms and Conditions without notice to participants by publication of the Website of the amended Terms and Conditions. 
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  • Thank you for attending Bundaberg Regional Council's Bundaberg Business Breakfast.  We'd appreciate your feedback.

    Council is collecting your personal information (e.g. name, address, phone number etc.) which will be used for the purposes of seeking feedback on Council's Bundaberg Business Breakfasts. This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009.  Visit bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for more information. 

    Any questions regarding this survey can be directed to Council's Community Engagement team at engagement@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for attending Bundaberg Regional Council's Bundaberg Business Breakfast.  We'd appreciate your feedback.

    Council is collecting your personal information (e.g. name, address, phone number etc.) which will be used for the purposes of seeking feedback on Council's Bundaberg Business Breakfasts. This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009.  Visit bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for more information. 

    Any questions regarding this survey can be directed to Council's Community Engagement team at engagement@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for attending the inaugural Bundaberg Business Breakfast on Tuesday 21 March. We'd appreciate your feedback.

    Council is collecting your personal information (e.g. name, address, phone number etc.) which will be used for the purposes of seeking feedback on Council's Bundaberg Business Breakfasts. This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009.  Visit bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for more information. 

    Any questions regarding this survey can be directed to Council's Community Engagement team at engagement@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please join us at this complimentary, hands on session that will discuss balancing the potential risks and advantages of AI adoption, mapping AI usage across various industries, identifying barriers and opportunities regarding AI adoption and develop an action sheet to take away and make practical steps towards implementation of AI in your business.

    Council is collecting your personal information (e.g. name, address, phone number etc.) which will be used for the purposes of collection RSVP details for the Business Forum. This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009.  Visit bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for more information. 

    Any questions regarding this survey can be directed to Council's Community Engagement team at engagement@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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